Operation and maintenance instructions for pressure reducing valve Type DRVD DN50-100

Operation and maintenance instructions for pressure reducing valve Type DRVD DN50-100

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Preliminary inspection

The pressure reducing valve DRVD type must be used on cold potable water networks. Before to use it, it’s necessary to check that the installation and water quality fulfill the requirements of regulations in force in particular NF EN 806-2, NF P40-201 DTU 60.1, Décret n° 2001-1220. Check also that the valve is not damaged by transport or handling : in case of damage, please repair.

Necessary installation requirements

Pipe in horizontal position, calibrating screw of the valve installed upwards. It is essential that the valve is installed between 2 isolating valves and that it is protected by a strainer on upstream side and an air valve on downstream side. Please respect the diagram below. The direction of assembly is indicated by an arrow.

Conditions of use

Check that the conditions of use correspond to the supplied valve:

  • Pressures: in standard conditions from 1,5 to 6 bars, in special conditions (different springs) from 2 to 8 bars and from 4 to 1 bars maximum
  • Maximum pressure: 16 bars. Please consult us is case of higher pressure
  • Cool water (maximum temperature : 40° C)
  • Maximum capacity:

DN

Maximum capacity (l/s)

50

4,1

65

7,0

80

10,6

100

16,5

Start up and adjustment

The valve is a direct pressure reducing valve: it is operated by the downstream pressure which pushes the piston against the force of the spring.

The adjustment of pressure is made with the calibrating screw (100):

  • Increase of pressure: calibration in clockwise direction
  • Decrease of pressure: calibration in anti-clockwise direction

Procedure of adjustment:

  • Isolate the valve closing the 2 isolating valves (4),
  • Open the isolating valve on the air valve (3); the strainer (2) must be clean, the pressure-gauges have to be installed,
  • Decompress the spring of the valve completely while turning the calibrating screw (100) in anti-clockwise direction,
  • The adjustment of pressure is made with a low flow in the network: open a water intake on downstream side,
  • Open the upstream isolating valve (3-4 turns only), check the upstream pressure which must be lower than the allowable operating pressure of the valve,
  • Calibrate with the indicated pressure, control on the downstream pressure-gauge,
  • Close the water intake,
  • Open completely the isolating valves (upstream and downstream) (4).

Instructions of use and maintenance

It is imperative to follow the following recommendations:

  • Every 3 months: control the upstream pressure and check the recommended pressure, adjust it if necessary.
  • The maintenance operations have to be made after water cut and without dismantling the valve. It is necessary to isolate it in order not to have pressure. - Every 12 months: replace the joint (160) – see references on the following page. - Every 3 years: replace all the dynamic joints.

Any other operation on the valve, other that concerning maintenance, must be subjected to the prior agreement of the After Sale Department.

All the joints are also available in one kit.

Item

Quantity

Description

220

1

Nut

210

4

Plate screw

200

5

Fixing screw
195

2

Segment
1901O'ring
1851O'ring
1801O'ring
1701O'ring
1601Lip joint
1501Lip joint
1401Joint
1302Pressure intake
1101Spring
1001Calibrating screw
901Seat
801Gasket
701Ring
601Piston
501Joint holder
401Gasket
301Cover
201Cap
101Body

Note the operating conditions before any intervention.

1- Maintenance 12 months: item joint 160 (1 kit of 5 pieces)

DN

Reference

50

212458

65

212459

80

212460

100

212461

Assembly instructions:

  • 1- Isolate the valve after decreasing of the internal pressure (if necessary dismantle from the network),
  • 2- Untighten completely the spring (110) (turn the calibrating screw (100) in anti-clockwise direction),
  • 3- Remove the fixing screws from the cap (200), then the cap (20),
  • 4- Remove the spring and gaskets (110-40),
  • 5- Remove the cover (30),
  • 6- Remove the screw (200), the joint holder (50) and the joint (140),
  • 7- Take the piston out (60),
  • 8- Remove the lip joint (160), clean and lubricate the joints, and put in place the new joint,
  • 9- Put the piston back in its place without damaging the joints,
  • 10- Proceed in opposite direction for the reassembly,
  • 11- Open the isolating valves and regulate according to instructions above.

2- Maintenance 3 years: item joints 140, 150, 160, 195 (1 kit with 1 piece of each item)

DN

Reference

50

212465

65

212466

80

212467

100

212468

Assembly instructions:

  • 1- Isolate the valve after decreasing of the internal pressure (if necessary dismantle from the network),
  • 2- Untighten completely the spring (110) (turn the calibrating screw (100) in anti-clockwise direction),
  • 3- Remove the fixing screws from the cap (200), then the cap (20),
  • 4- Remove the spring and gaskets (110-40),
  • 5- Remove the cover (30),
  • 6- Remove the screw (200), the joint holder (50) and the joint (140),
  • 7- Take the piston out (60),
  • 8- Remove the joints (150, 160, 195), clean and lubricate the joints, and put in place the new joint,
  • 9- Put the piston back in its place without damaging the joints,
  • 10- Put the new joint back in place (140)
  • 11- Proceed in opposite direction for the reassembly,
  • 12- Open the isolating valves and regulate according to instructions above.

3- Replacement of all the joints : 1 kit of 1 piece of each item

This kit, containing all the joints, will permit an unusual repair.

DN

Reference

50

166922

65

202174

80

162935

100

167069

4- Modification of adjustment by changing the spring kit

DN

Reference from 2 to 8 bar

Reference from 4 to 12 bar

50

166921

167028

65

166923

166924

80

162928

166926
100

162931

166927

Assembly instructions:

  • 1- Untighten completely the spring (110) (turn the calibrating screw (100) in anti-clockwise direction),
  • 2- Remove the fixing screws from the cap (200), then the cap (20),
  • 3- Remove the spring and gaskets (110-40),
  • 4- Isolate the valve after decreasing of the internal pressure (if necessary dismantle from the network),
  • 5- Put in place the new spring, with new gaskets if necessary,
  • 6- Proceed in opposite direction for the reassembly,
  • 7- Open the isolating valves and regulate according to instructions above.